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Defining Moments: Stories of Character, Courage and Leadership [NOOK Book]

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I was born the year Hitler came to power. There was no Israel. There was a Holocaust. Six million Jews were slaughtered for the crime of being born, and hardly a blip registered on the world's conscience. The world was indifferent-it pretended not to know. Israel was created in 1948, and I decided I wanted to be part of the rebirth of the Land and the redemption of the People of Israel. That has been my passion . . . and my purpose. That was my defining moment.I have had the privilege to work with some ...
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Defining Moments: Stories of Character, Courage and Leadership

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Overview

I was born the year Hitler came to power. There was no Israel. There was a Holocaust. Six million Jews were slaughtered for the crime of being born, and hardly a blip registered on the world's conscience. The world was indifferent-it pretended not to know. Israel was created in 1948, and I decided I wanted to be part of the rebirth of the Land and the redemption of the People of Israel. That has been my passion . . . and my purpose. That was my defining moment.I have had the privilege to work with some extraordinary and courageous people who taught me valuable lessons about leadership and life. These stories are first-hand accounts of how people-some famous, some not-followed their passion, lived their purpose, and aspired to be part of something greater than their selves. These people had the courage to seize their moment and make the world a better place, revealing valuable lessons on the path to a more rewarding life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825306013
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Zacks chairs the Florence Melton Adult Minischool, which provides high-quality adult Jewish education in over sixty cities in four countries. An active advisor to Vice-president and President George HW Bush, Zacks was integrally involved in Israeli-American relations throughout the Bush and Reagan administrations. He was a founding member and chairman of the Young Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Inspiring

    I personally met the authoanreahibook and felt truly inspired and ready to get out in the world

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    Improve the World by Changing for the Better One Step at a Time

    In ¿Defining Moments,¿ Gordon Zacks clearly shows how some men and women, whom he met during his life, have made a significant difference by paying forward and in the process transforming the world into a better place. Zacks came to the conclusion that these individuals with very different backgrounds share at least three traits: character, courage, and leadership. Most people - it is sad to say - live unfulfilled lives according to Zacks. Most men and women do not have the character and courage to act upon the moments of opportunity that arise to make the world a more hospitable place. Not everybody can live up to the high standards that Zacks sets for himself for a variety of reasons, good and bad. Zacks seems to underestimate the aggregated power of many small, accessible steps that can ultimately lead to far-reaching changes. For example, a (potential) consumer boycott of select products made in China could spur the Chinese government, an important investor in Sudan¿s oil industry, to seriously pressure its Sudanese counterpart about the ongoing genocide in Darfur. There have been enough windy talks on this subject over the last few years. At the end of his book, Zacks gives readers an exercise that can help them lead what he considers a fulfilling life. Alternatively, readers can compile the lessons learned that Zacks mentions at the end of each chapter and look for the common themes beyond the three traits mentioned above. Whoever is given the opportunity to talk to Zacks and listen to his stories, will not be wasting his time. Zacks is a great communicator.

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